Chicken variation on the classic pork carnitas. Serve in tortillas with whatever toppings you want. Enjoy.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Dissolve chicken bouillon in boiling water.

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  • Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent and browned, about 5 minutes. Add jalapenos and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add green chiles; cook for 3 minutes more.

  • Mix salt, cilantro, Mexican seasoning, cumin, basil, oregano, garlic powder, seasoning blend, chile powder, paprika, mustard powder, and black pepper together in a bowl.

  • Trim chicken as needed. Coat all sides with the seasoning blend.

  • Place onion mixture in a slow cooker. Add chicken broth, juice and zest from the limes and orange, and garlic cloves. Place chicken on top. Cover and cook on Low until chicken is no longer pink inside and very tender, 4 to 6 hours.

Cook's Note:

Use any boneless cut of chicken you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; 4.6 g total fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 825 mg sodium. 8.2 g carbohydrates; 25.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2019
It was awesome! Even with 3 1/2 lbs. of chicken breasts instead of 2 it was great. Read More

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Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2019
Sorry but Carnitas is pork. car·ni·tas /?kär'ned?s/ Learn to pronounce noun (in Mexican cooking) braised or roasted pork served shredded in small pieces, often as a filling in tacos, burritos, etc. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2019
It was awesome! Even with 3 1/2 lbs. of chicken breasts instead of 2 it was great. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2019
It was awesome! Even with 3 1/2 lbs. of chicken breasts instead of 2 it was great. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2019
Sorry but Carnitas is pork. car·ni·tas /?kär'ned?s/ Learn to pronounce noun (in Mexican cooking) braised or roasted pork served shredded in small pieces, often as a filling in tacos, burritos, etc. Read More
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